Current Wildcats

There is a wide variety of funding opportunities available for current students. Here are just a few.

If you’re interested in finding even more scholarships you could be eligible for, we highly recommend completing your profile on Scholarship Universe, the university’s scholarship-matching database.

Scholarships for Current Students

For questions about any of these scholarships, email David Scott Allen, Special Advisor to the Dean, dallen@email.arizona.edu.

A fund to support students, scholarships, programs, and awards. The Dean's Fund for Excellence provides unrestricted funds that can be used where the need is greatest. This fund supports student expenses for Honors thesis projects, student travel to give papers at professional meetings, and fee scholarships.

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“My travel to the conference made a significantly positive impact because I (a young, undergraduate student) am viewed as "that-much-more" of a real scientist, who is able to earn their wage in grant support, and I was able to pursue my career interests in a self-sufficient manner. It boosted my confidence, and gave me a feeling of accomplishment and support that I have never achieved before. I am very grateful that the opportunity to apply and receive these alumni legacy grants is available to hard-working students like myself. I view it as a reason why the University of Arizona Honors College is unlike any other Honors College.”

- Honors student and recipient of a Travel Grant.

“Being able to participate in this opportunity was immensely helpful towards my undergraduate education as it made me realize how much I wanted to go to graduate school and work in research as my future career. The amount of technical knowledge and expertise present in the conference helped me in realizing my own power and passion for science and technology and it gave me an amazing opportunity to learn from the best.”

- Honors student and recipient of a Conference Grant

“Model United Nations has taught me not only stronger debate skills, but how to navigate difficult issues diplomatically and come to a conclusion that all parties can support. Although I will not be pursuing a career as an ambassador in the future, I believe these skills will be readily utilized in my career as a physician through building rapport and resolving conflicts. I am very thankful to have received the Alumni Legacy grant - it means so much to have the support of the Honors College in my academic-professional endeavors.”

- Honors student and recipient of a Professional Development Grant

The Erstad Honors Scholarship in Architecture was created by Honors College alumnus Andrew C. Erstad and his wife, Shannon. It supports merit scholarships for full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the Architecture program at the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture and the Honors College who maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA. This fund is established in honor of Charles Albanese, Dean Emeritus, the College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture. 

Award Amount: $1000

Eligibility: Pending

Open Date: March 11, 2019

Close Date: April 3, 2019

Notification Date: May 1, 2019

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A scholarship for students with financial need and a passion for volunteerism. The scholarship was created by founding Honors College board member, Grace Giuè, in memory of her parents Frank and Celia. It is awarded to three freshmen each year, creating a cohort of twelve Giuè scholars at the University at any given time. To receive the scholarship, students must demonstrate financial need and have been volunteers in their community, with the intention to continue getting back throughout their lives.

Award Amount: Up to $1000
Eligibility: Incoming Freshman for Fall 2019, incoming GPA of 3.5 higher, demonstrated social responsibility through volunteerism, financial need
Open Date: March 15, 2019
Close Date: April 30, 2019
Notification Date: May 10, 2019

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Laura and Arch Brown established their scholarship to help students with financial need to pay for their educational expenses. Books, fees, lab expenses, and travel can all be partially underwritten by the Brown scholarships.

Award Amount: Up to $500
Eligibility: Financial Need based on an essay (FASFA not required), Completed at least 15 UA units, Undergraduate Honors student
Open Date: January 7, 2019
Close Date: February 15, 2019
Notification Date: April 17, 2019

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Contact: David Scott Allen, Special Advisor to the Dean at dallen@email.arizona.edu

Offered in Fall and Spring, check back for new dates.

Support for students participating in internships both in the U.S. and abroad. Often, honors students need to take advantage of professional experiences for their careers, which may not be paid opportunities. The Honors College internship grants enable students to take advantage of such opportunities, relieving some of the financial stress.

Award Amount: Up to $1500
Eligibility: Minimum 3.2 GPA, Current Honors Student, Interest in an internship (will need proof of internship for award to disburse)
Open Date: February 15, 2019 
Close Date: April 15, 2019
Notification Date: April 25, 2019

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Contact: For questions about the scholarships, email sharono1@email.arizona.edu.

To apply for this award, you will apply Winter/Spring or Summer/Fall depending on the time of year. Please check back as dates advance.

Awards to help underwrite study abroad experiences.

Dean MacCorquodale's wish was for every student to have the opportunity to study abroad while attending the University of Arizona Honors College. Named in her honor, this endowed fund provides study abroad awards available to Honors Students.

“I am a sophomore studying engineering at the University of Arizona and I happened to be one of the lucky recipients of the Honors College Study Abroad Scholarship. Without your selflessness and generosity, it never would have been possible for me to realize my dreams of traveling across the world and becoming a better global citizen, student, and man because of it. On my specific program, I traveled to Alcalá de Henares, Spain, where I took two Spanish classes to successfully complete my entire Spanish language minor. Additionally, while I was in Europe, I had the chance to briefly visit both Paris and Amsterdam as well as visit Pamplona for the annual Running of the Bulls! Ultimately, it was an experience of a lifetime that I undoubtedly could not have done without the help of the Honors College. My time abroad is something that I will think about for the rest of my life”. 

-Gage, Honors student and recipient of the Study Abroad Scholarship

“Words cannot simply describe the overwhelming joy I felt being in Egypt. I have been wanting to travel to Egypt since I was young to actually feel and see the history I have come to love through books. The chance to discover something, even if it is just new to me, gave me an excitement that nothing else in my academic pursuit has given me. Culture is a piece of human existence that never translates to paper as accurately as to go and immerse oneself in the setting that the people live, or have lived. There is a deeper understanding that can be found by walking where a different culture than my own has flourished. I believe that traveling abroad grants a broader worldview that is crucial to being a well-rounded adult in our society. I just wanted to say thank you for supporting the Honors College. I would not have been able to experience any of the wonders I did this summer without the scholarship. This trip has reinvigorated my dreams of pursuing Egypt. I have grown through seeing more of the world".

-Sierra, Honors student and recipient of the  Study Abroad Scholarship

 

Summer & Fall 2019

Award Amount: Up to $1500
Eligibility: Minimum 3.2 GPA, Current Honors Student, Interest in Study Abroad (will need proof of acceptance to a program for award to disburse)
Includes application for both General award, MacCorquodale award, Gomez award, Advanced Honors Trip, and Research on Easter Island
Open Date: February 15, 2019
Close Date: April 15, 2019
Notification Date: April 25, 2019

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Contact: Lysette Davi, Assistant Director for Student Engagement at lysettedavis@email.arizona.edu

All Alumni Legacy Grants are now found on Scholarship Universe.

The scholarships will become available one week after courses begin of each semester. The Honors College will review requests monthly until funds are exhausted.

If you do not see the Alumni Legacy Grants after the start of the semester, please make sure you have completed your Scholarship Universe Student Profile. To be matched to an Honors award you must be sure to have checked Honors Student status. Once we run out of funding, we will close the application.

Contact: David Scott Allen, Special Advisor to the Dean at dallen@email.arizona.edu.

Round 1
Open Date:
 January 7, 2019
Close Date: February 15, 2019
Notification Date: February 25, 2019 

Eligibility: Honors Students

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Round 2 *If funds remain
Open Date:
 February 16, 2019
Close Date: March 15, 2019
Notification Date: March 25, 2019

Eligibility: Honors Students

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Round 3 *If funds remain
Open Date:
 March 16, 2019
Close Date: April 15, 2019
Notification Date: April 25, 2019

Eligibility: Honors Students

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Round 4 *If funds remain
Open Date:
 April 16, 2019
Close Date: April 29, 2019
Notification Date: May 3, 2019 

Eligibility: Honors Students

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Honors Legacy Award Professional Development
Students may receive a maximum of $400 through the Professional Development – Alumni Legacy Grant. Examples of professional development include but are not limited to conferences, workshops, interviews, tests, professional society memberships, and the purchase of professional clothing. This grant does not support test prep or test prep materials. The professional development opportunity should be unique and tied to a specific opportunity. Students may not apply for the Professional Development Grant retroactively.

Award Amount: Up to $400

Eligibility: Honors Students

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Honors Legacy Award Travel Support
Conference Grants are designed for students who have been accepted to present or speak at a conference. Students may receive a maximum of $1,000 through the Conference Travel – Alumni Legacy Grant.

Award Amount: Up to $1000

Eligibility: Honors Students

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Honors Legacy Award Thesis Support

Provides support for research/materials and other costs associated with their Honors Thesis. Students will need a recommendation letter from their Honors Thesis Advisor and must provide an abstract of their project. Students may receive a maximum of $1,000 for this award.
Award Amount:
 Up to $1000

Eligibility: Honors Students

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Eligibility:

  • Be an incoming or current Honors student
  • Live in the Honors Village for the 2019-2020 academic year
  • Complete the scholarship application by March 1, 2019

Open Date: January 15, 2019
Close Date: March 29, 2019
Notification Date: April 1, 2019

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Eligibility:

  • Be admitted to the Honors College as a first-year student for Fall 2019
  • Live in the Honors Village for the 2019-2020 academic year
  • Have demonstrated financial need for each award year
  • Maintain Honors status throughout all award years
  • Complete the scholarship application by March 29, 2019
  • Not be the recipient of another major scholarship award (including the Flinn, Baird, or Dorrance Scholarships) 

Open Date: Details in February
Close Date: Details in February
Notification Date: May 1, 2019

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A scholarship for scholars from Arizona in the field of engineering.

In memory of her parents, Jennifer Hesketh Aviles created this endowed scholarship. Each year, three Honors students studying engineering are chosen for the Hesketh Scholarship, which is based on financial need and Arizona residency.

Eligibility: Financial Need, FASFA Required, Major in the College of Engineering, Arizona Resident

Award Amount: Up to $1000 (Split over two semesters)

Open Date: October 1, 2018

Close Date: October 17, 2018

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Contact: Lysette Davi, Assistant Director of Student Engagement at lysettedavis@email.arizona.edu

A scholarship to cultivate in Honors students a spirit of inquiry and a passion for learning.

When associate dean Richard Kissling retired, this scholarship was set up in his honor. Dr. Kissling, taught a course called the “Spirit of Inquiry” for many years. This course introduced Honors students to professionals with great passion for their work and the deep curiosity that led such people to undertake their intellectual and professional paths. The Honors College awards this scholarship to Honors students with financial need who best embody the spirit of inquiry Dr. Kissling fostered in his course.

Eligibility: Financial Need, FASFA Required, Embody the spirt of inquiry: intellectual curiosity and passion for an intended career and life path

Award Amount: $1000 (Split over two semesters)

Open Date: October 1, 2018

Close Date:  October 17, 2018

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Contact: Lysette Davi, Assistant Director for Student Engagement at lysettedavis@email.arizona.edu

Awards to support research opportunities at the Honors College freshman year through the senior capstone.

The Honors College developed the Spirit of Inquiry Research Program (SIRP) to enable Honors scholars across all disciplines to take on substantial research. Spirit of Inquiry participants are selected by an interdisciplinary set of faculty, staff, and Honors scholars, and receive financial support to conduct their research projects.

Contact: Sharon Overstreet, Assistant Director for Career Development at sharono1@email.arizona.edu

The James H. Moore, Jr. & Shelli L. Moore Endowed Honors Scholarship provides support for students with financial need. 

The scholarship was created in honor of former University of Arizona Foundation President and CEO, Jim Moore. To receive the scholarship, students must demonstrate financial need and be active members of the Honors College.

This $1000 award is available to full-time Freshmen or 1st semester Transfer students enrolled and active in the Honors College. New Transfer students must have a cumulative Transfer GPA of 3.50 or higher, and new Freshmen must have a 3.85 or higher cumulative high school GPA. Applicants must have financial need as determined by FAFSA or the Financial Need Calculation for International Students form.

Eligibility: Completed FASFA, Incoming GPA of 3.85 or higher or a transfer student with a 3.5 GPA or higher

Award Amount: $2000

Open Date: October 1, 2019

Close Date: October 17, 2019

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Application opens on Scholarship Universe on September 12th, but apply by October 17th.

Contact: David Scott Allen, Special Advisor to the Dean, dallen@email.arizona.edu

Phi Beta Kappa and The Honors College have established a travel fund to support Honors students who have the opportunity to present papers at regional, national, and international professional societies and associations. The Phi Beta Kappa travel fund will award two grants of $300 each annually. The Phi Beta Kappa travel grants are funded jointly by Phi Beta Kappa and The Honors College. The Honors College administers the Phi Beta Kappa travel fund.

Students will submit an abstract of their paper or presentation, a letter from the society or association confirming their invitation to participate, a letter of support from a faculty member familiar with the student's scholarly work, and contact information (local address, phone number, email address). Because of the limited amount of funding available through the PBK travel fund, students' expenses will only be partially funded. Students should expect to seek funding from other sources; ability to secure funding from other sources or organizations will be viewed positively.

Eligibility: Be active members of The Honors College. Be juniors or seniors in class standing. Have a 3.6 cumulative grade point average or higher.

Award Amount: Two grants of $300 annually

Close Date: December 1, 2019

Andria Ligas enjoyed life. She lived it as a quest, a challenge and an adventure of the mind, spirit, and body. A stellar student with a penchant for languages, a triathlete, a marathon runner, an artist, a rock climber, and a seasoned traveler, Andria never wasted time – every moment had its purpose. This scholarship award has been designed to honor her memory and her spirit.

Eligibility: Financial Need, FASFA Required, Outstanding Achievement in at least two areas: Arts, Foreign Language, Linguistics, Triathlon/Cross Country

Award Amount: $1000 (Split over two semesters)

Open Date: October 1, 2019

Close Date: October 17, 2019

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Contact: Lysette Davi at lysettedavis@email.arizona.edu

The Honors Trip Scholarship is a scholarship only available to students accepted to the trip. The scholarship ranges from $400-1,500 based on financial need.

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Once accepted to the Trip, you will be given access to the scholarship on Scholarship Universe. You will have two weeks to complete the application.

Contact: Contact Lysette Davis at lysettedavis@email.arizona.edu

Heather Hendricks Lenkin is a two-time alumna of the UA Honors College – in Architecture and Landscape Architecture. She is passionate about helping students to find their paths, and supporting them along the way, as she was supported.

The Heather Henricks Lenkin Endowed Honors Scholarships support Honors College students studying either Global Health or Water Conservation, or who are enrolled in a program in either of these fields. Students must be enrolled in the Honors College with a minimum 3.5 GPA, and recipients may reapply on an annual basis during their undergraduate careers, as long as they remain in the Honors College and maintain a 3.5 GPA.

Eligibility: Studying Global Health/water conservation, GPA of 3.5 or higher, Honors student

Award Amount: $1000

Open Date: October 1, 2018

Close Date: October 17, 2018

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The Gray Honors Scholarship in Agriculture and Life Sciences was funded by generous gifts from Robert P. and Patricia S. Gray to support Honors students studying in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Bob Gray was an English major and graduated with Honors in 1967.

Recipients must be full-time students in the Honors College and have at least one major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Students must have junior or senior standing and maintain a 3.7 GPA, and must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and potential for professional performance in their chosen field. This award is based on merit.

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The Erstad Honors Scholarship in Architecture was created by Honors College alumnus Andrew C. Erstad and his wife, Shannon. It supports merit scholarships for full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the Architecture program at the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture and the Honors College who maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA. This fund is established in honor of Charles Albanese, Dean Emeritus, the College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture.